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Go Herdwick Eco Travel Challenge!

Go Herdwick Eco Travel Challenge

Will ewe be taking part in the Go Herdwick Eco Travel Challenge?!

Running all the way through the summer until Sunday 4th September 2016, Go Herdwick is a sheep-inspired public art trail in aid of the Calvert Trust’s 40th anniversary fundraising
campaign and following in the footsteps of similar public art trails across the UK, such as
Gromit Unleashed and Pigs in Bath.


Say hello to Cloud the Hawkshead Lamb! Have you spotted her yet?


So, if you’ve been wondering why 60 full size decorated ewes and 48 lambs have cropped up in various locations around the the Lake District, now is your chance to find out what all the fuss is about by taking part in the Eco Travel Challenge!


Go Herdwick Eco Travel Challenge

Try out a Twizy electric vehicle, jump on a Stagecoach – get creative with your mode of transport!

On August 2nd, your task is to cover as much of the trail possible in a 7 ½ hour window, spotting ewes and lambs on the way and building up points for all those seen.

GoHerdwickGo! Is far better than PokemonGO! – the catch is you can only use sustainable or public transport to cover the 30 mile route – think bus, bike, electric car, foot, horse, get creative…

There are so many fun and exciting things happening throughout the day, including the opportunity (for a donation to the Calvert Trust) to try the BOMA all-terrain electric vehicle on a small assault course in Keswick Market Place, and the opportunity to go Catamaran Sailing from the public piers in Bowness-on-Windermere.

The trail begins at 9.30am on Tuesday August 2nd, from a choice of either Keswick Marketplace, or Bowness Pier at the far south of trail, with each team needing to have seen (and photographed) all the nominated sheep on the course and reaching the other end by 5pm tomorrow evening.

All the money raised from the project is going towards the redevelopment of the Calvert Trust’s historic tithe barn in Keswick into a specialist rehabilitation centre for those with acquired brain injury.

Support the Calvert Trust and get involved in the fun by taking part in the Go Herdwick Eco Challenge! Learn more; http://www.goherdwick.co.uk/eco-travel-challenge/

Don’t forget to tweet us along the way! – @Hawkshead1976

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